I’m sure you’ve all heard of the upcoming Scholastic series The Infinity Ring. It looks like it’s getting a big push in the same vein as The 39 Clues and all that. I hadn’t paid it much mind, until I realized the plot. So in Book #1 it is imperative to rescue Christopher Columbus so that he can discover America (the reasoning being that if he doesn’t then even worse guys will . . . to which I say, just how much worse?). That’s Book #1. Book #2 requires that the bad guys, who want to prevent The French Revolution, be thwarted. So to recap, the heroes must save Columbus in Book #1 and ensure that Marie Antoinette gets her head separated from her neck in Book #2. If this is incorrect please tell me now. Otherwise, I’m utterly baffled. I demand clarification!!!I went over to the Scholastic page, where I learned that The Infinity Ring is a series for children ages 8 and up, in which three kids will time travel to save the world. The first book in the series is A Mutiny in Time, by James Dashner. At the Scholastic page, I read:
History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!History, the kids learn, "has gone disastrously off course" because Christopher Columbus was thrown overboard in a mutiny.
Wait, wait, wait... Off course for who?!
I guess, in this story, the entire world is a wreck because Columbus did NOT "discover" America. I wonder what this "undiscovered-by-Columbus" America looks like?! Who is making a wreck of what? Who are the "bad guys" Elizabeth refers to?!
Scholastic sent out some advanced reader copies (arcs) and by reading reviews at Goodreads, I gleaned a bit more info.
Because Columbus didn't "discover America" all sorts of natural disasters are occurring because someone else--"the Amancio brothers"--have done the discovering. I guess they are to blame for the natural disasters. I wonder what the disasters are?
Climate change, anyone? The real one, I mean?
I wonder if the author takes up anything to do with Indigenous peoples?!